Here comes a BIG winter storm, and we're just in the first week of
fall. Could this be what we are to expect this winter?
This forecast is calling for a major snow event this Friday through
Sunday with conservative accumulation estimates coming in around 18"
for Great Divide, while others are calling for 2 feet or more.
If we do indeed receive all of this snow, uphill travel will be
allowed. If you do decide to skin up please take note that the
mountain has not been prepared for skiing. Unmarked natural and
man-made hazards are present across the mountain. Even with large
amounts of snowfall, there is not a consolidated base, leaving many
hazards just under the surface. There will be no Ski Patrol Personel
present. Ski at your own risk.
Please follow our no dogs on the mountain policy. If you visit on
Sunday to skin up please leave the front row parking For the families
coming up to get their Season Lease equipment.
We are excited to see the mountain under a blanket of white once
again. In 2017 we opened on November 11th and 2018's opening day was
November 10th. Our hard-working snowmakers will do there best to make
Great Divide the first to open in Montana once again.
Will you be ready to ski in just over 6 weeks?
We are here to ensure that you are, the Ticket Office and Rental Shop
are open Every Pre-Season Sunday from 11am - 4pm. Our knowledgeable
staff will assist you in finding exactly the right skis for you.
Then you will be properly fitted into a pair of ski boots to ensure
your days on the snow are both comfortable and fun.
With each week that passes more skis go out the door. We still have
hundreds of great skis so get up here this weekend for the best
This Just In - We have some exciting new gear in from Burton. Come
get a Radius board and a rad pair of boots with the Boa lacing system
for your season lease.
Now that you have your gear all sorted out its time to find the right
Pass/Ticket plan for you.
SEASON PASS - Our SeasonPass is the best value. Enjoy over 100 days
and 17 Friday nights under the lights here at home. 3 days FREE at
Whitefish Mountain Resort and 3 days FREE at Red Lodge Mountain.
Plus half day rate at all other Montana ski areas.
$49 Half-Price PassPort - Discount Card. Six punches for half-priced
lift tickets. Valid anytime, Fully
Transferable and they NEVER EXPIRE. One of Helena's favorite Holiday
Gift ideas for over twenty years!
$99 Thrifty 3-Pak. Three all-day, anytime adult lift tickets.
Fully transferable NEVER EXPIRE. A $150 value for just $99.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER RESORTS
Whitefish Mountain Resort - located an enjoyable 3.5-hour drive from
Helena. The route takes you through the breathtaking Seeley/Swan
Valleys with the towering Swan and Mission Mountain ranges as
backdrops along the route. There are many affordable lodging
options both on-mountain and in the surrounding communities of
Whitefish, Kalispell and Columbia Falls.
Once on the Mountain, the base area is easy to navigate, Just present
your Great Divide SeasonPass to the ticket window and you will be
issued a Lift ticket that is valid for 3 out of the next 5 days, or
for the powder hounds, you can chase storms up north and select
individual days. Locker rentals are abundant and easy to use.
A good pro tip is to visit the "Brown Bag Room" on the main floor of
the lodge. This is the perfect location to set as your meeting point
with your group or to take a rest with the kids. It is not uncommon
to run into fellow Great Divide skiers grabbing some lunch in the BBR.
Whitefish Lives up to its Big Mountain namesake with huge amounts of
terrain....... a thrilling experience. This is a great place to take
the skills honed at home and put them to use on a not too far away
Red Lodge Mountain - Cruise on over to Red Lodge for an easy mostly
interstate 4-hour drive.
From Redlodgemountain.com: "Nestled within the Beartooth Mountains,
Red Lodge Mountain delivers big mountain fun without the big crowds
or big prices. We prize great skiing and great people over glitz and
glamour, and nowhere is that more evident than in our diverse mix of
terrain and friendly staff. But most of all we believe that on a
powder day you should be free to seek out your own secret stash.
Because you shouldn’t have to settle for first tracks when you can
enjoy first, second, and third tracks. Red Lodge Mountain is Montana
skiing, pure and simple."
There you have it, ski season is just about two months away.
Get your gear, buy your pass and make some plans for some fun ski
trips with your friends. Winter is coming and we are excited to get
back out sliding on the snow. -GD
Great Divide Snowsports
7385 Belmont Drive
Marysville, MT 59640